NIIT EU/US PRIVACY SHIELD PRIVACY POLICY

Version 1.0 - January 26, 2017


NIIT PERSONAL DATA PRIVACY POLICY

NIIT (“we” “us”) respects individual privacy, and values the confidence of its customers, their stakeholders, employees, business partners and others who may use our services. Not only do we strive to collect, use and dispose personal information in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which we do business, but we also aim to uphold the highest ethical standards in our business practices. This Policy (the "Policy") sets forth the privacy principles that NIIT follows with respect to transfers of personal information between the member states of the European Union, including participating countries in the European Economic Area (collectively, "the EU") and United States.

PRIVACY SHIELD PRINCIPLES

The United States uses a sectoral approach that relies on a mix of legislation, regulation, and self-regulation. Given those differences and to provide organizations in the United States with a reliable mechanism for personal data transfers to the United States from the European Union while ensuring that EU data subjects continue to benefit from effective safeguards and protection as required by European legislation with respect to the processing of their personal data when they have been transferred to non-EU countries, the Department of Commerce has issued the Privacy Shield Principles, including the Supplemental Principles (collectively "the Principles") under its statutory authority to foster, promote, and develop international commerce (15 U.S.C. § 1512).

NIIT complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. NIIT has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

SCOPE

The Policy applies to all personal information received by NIIT in the United States from the EU in any format including electronic, paper or verbal.

DEFINITIONS

For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:

"NIIT" means NIIT USA Inc, its successors, subsidiaries, divisions and groups in the United States.

"Personal information" means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of NIIT to identify an individual. Personal information does not include information that is encoded or anonymized or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public personal information.

"Sensitive personal information" means personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, or that concerns health or sex life. In addition, NIIT will treat as sensitive personal information any information received from a third party where that third party treats and identifies the information as sensitive.

PRIVACY PRINCIPLES

NIIT uses personal information, such as Name, Email ID, Contact Number, and other relevant information for training administration, and to associate learning progress records to an individual.

Personal information that is transferred to NIIT in the US from the EU falls under one of the following two situations:

NIIT complies to the following privacy principles, modeled after the EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD FRAMEWORK.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, NIIT commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Private Shield policy should first contact NIIT at:

Chief Privacy Officer,
NIIT (USA), Inc.
1050 Crown Pointe Parkway
Suite 300
Atlanta GA 30338, USA.
ATLANTA: +1-770-551-9494

Email: Privacy@niit.com

NIIT has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/, for more information and to file a complaint. The services of Council of Better Business Bureaus are provided at no cost to you.

Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Inquiries, complaints, Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to NIIT by post or e-mail as follows:

Chief Privacy Officer,
NIIT (USA), Inc.
1050 Crown Pointe Parkway
Suite 300
Atlanta GA 30338
USA. 
ATLANTA: +1-770-551-9494

Email ID: Privacy@niit.com


Version 1.0 - January 26, 2017